Archive for July, 2015

This Weekend: At Summer’s Peak

Posted in Programs and Events on July 31st, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Thain Family ForestWith summer at its peak, there’s never been a better time to take a break from your sauna of a city apartment and head to NYBG—it’s a chance to get some walking in, stretch your legs, and enjoy the breezy shade!

The Garden right now is awash in greenery, from the swaying canopy of the Thain Family Forest to the wild abundance of Seasonal Walk. You’ll still find the Rose Garden blooming away, and the Perennial Garden is not only a place of poignant beauty, but of lyricism—our Poetry Walk features the writing of Octavio Paz in fine relief against the backdrop of flowers and foliage.

Not that the outdoor displays are all we have going on right now; FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life continues to draw thousands of New Yorkers and travelers alike to our exhibition of horticulture, fine art, music, and dance, and now’s the season to experience it all—when the landscape so nearly matches the florid abundance of the artist’s paintings!
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Morning Eye Candy: Relief

Posted in Photography on July 31st, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

If you’re a duck in New York, summer relief isn’t far away.

Bronx River

On the Bronx River – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: A Rosy Outlook

Posted in Photography on July 30th, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Even well past spring, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden continues to impress, as The McCartney Rose makes clear.

Rosa 'The McCartney Rose'

Rosa ‘The McCartney Rose’

Weekly Wildlife at the Garden: The Tiger’s Stripes

Posted in Photography on July 28th, 2015 by Patricia Gonzalez – Be the first to comment

Patricia Gonzalez is an NYBG Visitor Services Attendant and avid wildlife photographer.


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An eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) in the Home Gardening Center – Photo by Patricia Gonzalez

Morning Eye Candy: Tuesdaylilies

Posted in Photography on July 28th, 2015 by Lansing Moore – 1 Comment

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Hemerocallis ‘Baltimore Oriole’ along Daylily Walk – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Under the Dome

Posted in Photography on July 27th, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

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Bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora var. serotina) near the Library Building – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

This Weekend: Find Frida Fun for All

Posted in Programs and Events on July 24th, 2015 by Vilina Phan – Be the first to comment

Aesculus parviflora forma serotina 05Transport yourself to the wonderful world of Frida Kahlo this weekend! With FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life in full swing, there’s no time like the present to experience and celebrate the life of the great artist. See the world as Frida did in the Enid A. Conservatory, which re-imagines her home and garden, the Casa Azul, in Mexico City. Then visit the Mertz Library and view an exquisitely curated collection of rarely seen paintings by Frida Kahlo.

Hungry? Make reservations to the Hudson Garden Grill–equal parts picturesque and delicious. As of this week, the full-service farm-to-table restaurant at the Garden has an updated Frida-inspired menu designed by Chef Julian Alonzo.

And throughout the weekend there will be music, dance, and film screenings—all honoring Frida, Diego, and the country they called home. So come and spend some time enjoying the Garden’s summer landscape—we know it’s been on your seasonal bucket list!
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Morning Eye Candy: Lush

Posted in Photography on July 24th, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Seasonal Walk’s enthusiastic growth creates a spectacle of colors and shapes in summer, something we’re always willing to encourage as the lushness of the season takes center stage in the Garden.

Seasonal Walk

The summer spectacle of Seasonal Walk – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Heart of the Tropics

Posted in Photography on July 23rd, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

While the Rose Garden may be garnering plenty of attention for its reds and pinks right now, missing the elegant hues of the hibiscus in the Home Gardening Center would be a mistake.

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Hibiscus Summerific® ‘Cranberry Crush’ in the Home Gardening Center – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Summer Icons

Posted in Photography on July 22nd, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Daylily Walk

Daylily Walk – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen